Coomera Anglican College’s musical ‘Hairspray’ shines at awards night

Coomera Anglican College is celebrating after taking home two top awards for their musical, Hairspray, at the 2017 Gold Coast Area Theatre Awards overnight.

Student Kiera Banks took home the title of Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Tracy Turnblad, alongside Harrison Hanley who was awarded the Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his character, Corny Collins.

In total, the college’s musical production was nominated for five categories at the 9th Gold Palm Awards hosted at The Arts Centre Gold Coast, including Best Musical Production, Liam Owen-Jones for the Joc, Beverly McIlwain for the Special Encouragement Award and Liz Brown for Best Costumes.


Coomera Anglican College Marketing Manager, Elda Koro said the College was thrilled to not only be nominated for the awards, but to take home two wins for their 10th College musical.

“Coomera Anglican College is very proud and humbled to have been acknowledged for Hairspray and to share the gifts and talents of our students and staff with the wider community,” Ms Koro said.

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“Director Kirsty Terry, College students and parents put their heart and soul into the Hairspray production and it’s fantastic to see all their hard work recognised at this level.”